Published: Thu, September 20, 2018
Entertaiment | By Minnie Bishop

Disney is bringing several Marvel heroes spinoffs to its upcoming streaming service

Disney is bringing several Marvel heroes spinoffs to its upcoming streaming service

Variety reports that the new, still-unnamed streaming service will now include new live-action limited series focusing on various Marvel Cinematic Universe characters, including Loki, Scarlet Witch, and more. Unlike all of the Marvel television shows (with the exception of Agent Carter), Marvel Studios and their head Kevin Feige would actually be involved in the production of these programs.

While Disney has been quietly assembling content for its proprietary streaming service that will launch in late 2019, word has been mum on what kind of original Marvel content it would include. While no characters have been confirmed (although with that Variety report, it sounds like Loki and Scarlet Witch are indeed happening) this opens the door to everyone from recent fan favorites like Valkyrie to mainstays like Hawkeye. Each series is expected to have between six to eight episodes. Moreover, though sources close to the production are staying mum on the cost of the programming, the budgets are expected to be hefty rivaling those of a major studio productions. The report also notes that there are plans for other limited series that will feature other Marvel heroes who haven't gotten their own movies.

Regarding Disney's new streaming app, called Disney Play, it is an answer to Netflix, so we see Disney is coming with guns a blazin'. They're already developing a live action Star Wars series with a reported budget of over $100 million.

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Metro.co.uk has reached out to Disney for comment. The reluctant hero and sometimes villain has always been one of the most fun characters to watch because of his constant changes in allegiance and unpredictability and should make for some compelling stories in his own TV show.

The Marvel series are in early development and writers have yet to be attached to the projects.

It's also not hard to see that, though, that while these series certainly sound ambitious to say the least, they could definitely be the thing that lures enough people to check out the platform - and maybe even help it start to eat away at Netflix's edge.

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